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Rants, ruminations, and rambling remarks from my mad, muddled, meandering mind.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Newest Crewmember of the U.S.S. Wayfarer

Avishrel ch'Rothress:

Tarah's ch'te, Shrel, is one of the new generation of Andorians born using fertility techniques from the Gamma Quadrant. As such, he is a rare Andorian with a fraternal twin, Vilithar sh'Rothress. Shrel and Thar are close, corresponding often. Born in 2378, he was bonded with Dilat th'Evram, Zharran sh'Endilev, and Shintarah zh'Rithsiria in 2398, the year he entered Starfleet Academy. Dil and Zhar reside on Andoria, not having enlisted in Starfleet. Shrel graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2402 with degrees in Structural Engineering and Systems Integration. His first assignment was at Starfleet's Harbortown Shipyard orbiting Andor. After consultation with Dil and Zhar, he accepted Rowan's invitation to join Tarah and the crew of Wayfarer. Tarah was delighted at his arrival, and was glad that they had the approbation of their other two bondmates. Shrel is a skilled engineer, and possesses an even-tempered humor that is a complement and contrast to Tarah's occasionally intense personality. His easygoing charm endeared him to the crew immediately.

I got Shrel a week or two ago, but have been so busy I wasn't able to come up with a good background or even picture, until today. I hadn't originally intended to name his other bondmates or his shi, they just kind of happened (with some minor research). Maybe they'll come in handy later.


  1. Nice bio! Those Andorian names did a number of my eyes and tongue upon trying to pronounce them LOL

  2. I am glad you like it. Not sure about pronunciations; whether the apostrophes, for example, indicate a glottal stop (like I think Klingon does) or a smoothing (the way English does). It may be contextual.

    On the other hand, because they are not truly canon, they can be pronounced however you want. Much like Vulcan surnames, Humans may find them unpronounceable. That may be a "reason" they all use shortened names.